Dymock sacked by struggling NRL Titans

Gold Coast have sacked assistant coach Jim Dymock, the former Canterbury and Parramatta player the first casualty of the struggling NRL club’s mid-season review.

Dymock was hired in 2019 after the appointment of head coach Justin Holbrook and charged with stiffening up the Titans’ defence.

In a brief statement issued on Monday, the Titans confirmed Dymock’s time with the club was over as pressure continues to mount on Holbrook during a disastrous 2022 campaign.


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After sneaking into last year’s finals, Gold Coast sit second-last on the NRL ladder this season, only off the bottom by virtue of their marginally better percentage than Wests Tigers.

The Titans have won just three matches all season and were thumped 38-12 by Newcastle in their most recent fixture, leaving them with one win from their past 12 matches.

Dymock is the second member of Holbrook’s backroom staff to get the axe this season with high performance coach Klint Hoare sacked last month before it was revealed the Titans’ board would undergo a review of the club’s poor on-field displays.

The Titans, who had a bye last weekend, face in-form Brisbane in a Queensland derby this Saturday.

A defeat against the fifth-placed Broncos at CBUS Super Stadium would only intensify the spotlight on Holbrook, who is confident he has the support of owners Darryl Kelly and Rebecca Frizelle.

“Collectively as a club, we can see where things have gone wrong and what needs to be done to fix it,” Holbrook said after the loss to Knights.

“I am working harder than ever and I believe I am the man to get us back up there.”

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